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Chance encounter. A Goan Hindu from California. A Muslim from Bosnia, reborn as a Hare Krishna. A historic Christian abbey in the beautiful Swiss town of St. Gallen. What are the odds of the three converging? Yajña Krsna Nam Das (that’s his Hare Krishna name) was born as Amir in Bosnia-Herzegovina. I was admiring the […]

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The Church of Nossa Senhora de Saúde (Our Lady of Health) in the village of Sancoale, Goa, was built in 1606 and destroyed in a fire in 1834. All that remains today is the shell of its façade. It enjoys a delightful setting by the Zuari river, and the ruins provide clues to what must […]

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This is the third and final installment in the Taj Mahal sequence. The Taj is seen at its refulgent best in the moments immediately after sunrise and preceding sundown when the marble glows in the honeyed light of the sun. Outside of these two fleeting windows, the exterior of the monument takes on a flat, […]

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